Rep. John Sarbanes: Attacks on protesters reflective of Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus, Armenian genocide, repression of Kurds

John SarbanesThe assault on innocent protesters in the streets of Washington, D.C., is entirely consistent with the impulses of an autocratic Turkey. It has unmasked President Erdogan for the bully that he is and offers Americans a teachable moment on the character of official Turkey. It reflects a deeply imbedded reflex that, in the modern era, has brought the world, among other things, the unlawful invasion and occupation of Cyprus, the Armenian genocide, and the violent repression of the Kurdish people.

—Rep. John Sarbanes (D–MD)

Condemning Violence Against Peaceful Protesters Outside the Turkish Ambassador’s Residence, House Floor, June 6, 2017

Historians: Rate or comment

Rep. Brad Sherman: Not Since Galileo “Have Science Deniers Had Such Powerful Friends”

Brad Sherman

Last Saturday was Earth Day, and tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of people across this country had to march in favor of science because, not since Galileo was condemned by the Inquisition for asserting that the Earth orbits the Sun, not since Galileo was condemned by the Inquisition have science deniers had such powerful friends.

— Brad Sherman (D–CA)

Confronting Trump on Anti-Science Agenda and Taxes, House Floor, April 25, 2017

Historians: Rate this Statement